Sanctuary Cove Unveils Stage 3 of $6M Marina Expansion at International Boat Show

24 May 2023

Southeast Queensland’s premier lifestyle and leisure destination, Sanctuary Cove, has today launched the next stage of its Marina expansion, delivering 24 new berths as part of a five-year superyacht ready strategy.

Development on the $6 million Marina expansion will commence immediately following the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on 25 – 28 May 2023, and will see eleven 40 metre berths and thirteen 25 metre berths added to its superyacht arm.

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Following a 12-month construction period, the new berths will open the door to a greater showcase of superyachts at the 2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Mulpha Chief Executive Officer Greg Shaw says Mulpha’s continued investment into the marina will see a total of 63 superyacht berths available in the new year.

“Providing our Superyacht clients direct access to on-site World class Retail, 5-star Hotel, Fitness, Golf and Leisure facilities has been a winning formula and we look forward to expanding the supply of new berths for superyachts on the Gold Coast.” Mr Shaw said.

“Investment in the marina forms part of an ongoing reinvestment strategy by Mulpha across the broader Sanctuary Cove Integrated community with recent upgrades completed at the InterContinental Hotel Resort, construction of the premium Harbour One residential project well underway, introduction of new Retail tenants in the Village and an upgrade of Health and Wellness facilities in the planning stage.”

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Echoing the positive endorsement, Steve Sammes, General Manager of Mulpha Sanctuary Cove Marina, says this is the next step in the destination’s superyacht ready approach in meeting demand.

“The demand from larger vessels on our coastline has continued to increase both locally and internationally. Southeast Queensland’s Gold Coast is now globally recognised as Australia’s major marine industry hub and cruising destination for superyachts. As we rapidly approach the 2032 Olympics, we anticipate that demand will continue to build. This makes it imperative that we continue to plan and build premium quality berths for the future. Sammes said.

“Sanctuary Cove as a whole, has been collaboratively working on ensuring unique customer service and experiences for vessel owners, captains, crew, and guests when they arrive. We are proud to offer a destination where you can berth, stay, and experience the best of local attractions with ease and convenience.

Sanctuary Cove Marina capabilities also extend to transient berthing opportunities for superyachts travelling south from Asia and Far North Queensland or traveling north from Sydney and beyond.

Registrations are now open to secure one of the limited berths at Sanctuary Cove and interested parties are encouraged to enquire as numbers are limited.

For enquiries please phone the marina office on 5577 6069 or email


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